Neutrophils surrounded by platelets, Platelet Satellitism

Two lymphocytes, 1 monocyte, 3 mature neutrophils. The Neutrophils are surrounded by platelets but the other cells are not affected. There are only a few isolated platelets. This rare phenomenon occurs only in EDTA anticoagulated blood of some individuals who have no clinically associated disorder. The resemblance to a satellite is the origin of the term Platelet Satellitism. EDTA blood - 50X


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